(Discover website) Relay a job descriptions that you find interesting and that provides career opportunities for students with a degree in Applied Psychology. Counselor (Substance Abuse)-Competencies required: The ability to inspire respect, trust, and confidence; to work independently or as part of a team; ability to follow the code of ethics associated with their respective certification licenses; good communication skills, to have a strong interest in helping others, and a high physical and emotional energy to handle the array of problems they address.-Certifications necessary: Most states have some form of counselor credentialing legislation, licensure, certification, or registry for practice. Requirements vary from state to state. In some states, credentialing is mandatory, and in others, it is voluntary. Prospective counselors should check with state and local governments, employers, and national voluntary certification organizations in order to determine which requirements apply. Many counselors elect to be nationally certified by the National Board for Certified
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